Observations, Comments, Questions, Problems, etc.
2. The 1870 census of black/mulatto Sloans is a real mess to sort out. Many "families" are not established yet and you frequently only find the female Sloan and her children.
3. I've come across "bulk" marriages after the Civil War, sometimes all on the same day. Although, they may not be listed as black, it appears to be the county clerk playing catch up and entering the families as married.
4. Many individuals are listed as "mulatto" in the 1870 census, which implies a mixed bloodline. These are a real challenge, I consider it a real accomplishment to determine the white ancestor. Several Sloan researchers have been successful at establishing the origin of the mixed bloodline. In most cases you'll find the family split. Some children raised as black some as white. Race frequently going back and forth thoughout the census. I'd love to see some black Sloan take part in the Sloan DNA testing project.
I have completed compiling the Native American Sloans that I could find 1880-1900, and they are in my database as such. Unfortunately, the WorldConnect database does not sort on the Race field. I noticed several Chinese Sloans in California census, however, I have not process these yet.
Lenora Sloan Pabon's Family Website
The Ed Sloan
Last updated, 18 Mar 2008
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